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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy Friday, GN! That thread puppeh accurately reflects much of my adult life. Not joking. …especially things like hanging doors. SiL is definitely handy to have around as he haz mad skilz re most “construction”-type stuff. (He worked for some luxury home builders before he met FTR.) That said, the new back door, like the new front door we put in years ago, is pre-hung. The original doors on CasaK were developer grade and not very secure; new doors are much more so. SiL tends to do stuff “for the ages”, much as my Dad did. (Too bad they never… Read more »

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Criminy…just realized it’s 9/11.

Sven
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Sven

Nineteen years -- hard to believe it’s been that long.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven!

Yep…certainly a lot of changes in my life since then. (Fortunately, mostly positive ones.)

Still remember the eerie quiet as flights into BUR stopped and traffic on the 101 largely abated.

And the fury.

Sven
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Sven

Hi, Fatwa.

As horrible as what happened at the Pentagon and in New York, my thoughts always turn towards Flight 93 and Shanksville. Ordinary Americans assessing their situation, weighing their options, and taking action as a group in less than 30 minutes. God bless them.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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God bless them.

Indeed.

To this day, the phrase “Let’s roll” brings tears to my eyes and gives me goosebumps

Wonder if the investigation ever determined where the Islamo-animals who hijacked Flight 93 were planning to hit. (If so, I am unaware of their target.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

According to the 9/11 Commission report, the most likely target was the Capitol. From the Flight 93 National Memorial Two possible Washington targets have been discussed: the White House and the Capitol Building. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 plot and pilot of Flight 11, met with Ramzi Binalshibh in Spain in July, 2001 to receive final instructions conveyed from Osama bin Laden. Binalshibh, coordinator for the 9/11 plot, and now in U.S. custody, said that Atta understood Bin Ladin’s interest in striking the White House, but Atta said he thought this target… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

A Reflective Friday, Gerbil Nation.
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven.

Yes, it’s been 19 years, and we’re still afraid to call out Islamic terrorism when it rears its ugly head. SMH

Sven -- your comments about Flight 93 are spot on.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

I read that officials in the Bay Area are warning residents that masks won’t do much to protect against the smoke in the area. Those would be the same masks that are supposed to protect us against a virus that is much, much, much smaller.

Sven
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Sven

Hi, Paddy -- it’s almost like there’s an inconsistency or something.

Sven
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Sven

Former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is recounting that day moment by moment -- it’s a good look back.

Sven
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Sven

That bastard Trump brokering more peace deals in the middle east trying to get us to forget our outrage over his lying about the Chinese Flu and bad words he said about the military in front of reliable anonymous people years ago.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

He’s obviously just sucking up to the Nobel committee.

Sven
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Sven

I was reading a lefty site this morning and a post about 9/11 and it contained this: “A different leader would find ways to bring the country together in this moment. Instead, the leader we have is doing everything possible to divide us and inflame us. No healing is possible when hate is on the agenda. The pain I experience about our divided nation feels familiar. I felt it in a tiny hotel room in San Jose, miles from home, mourning the loss of the great and familiar. Back in 2001, I wrote an essay about what I was feeling;… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

That’s the Left’s definition of “healing” -- when we all just do what they say or get out of the way (permanently).

Sven
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Sven

Earlier today I watched Trump’s speech at Shanksville. Not a bad speech; not a great speech. What was disappointing is that once again he leaned towards making it about him and not about America -- at least that’s the way I took it when he mentioned the terrorists that were killed under his watch, but couldn’t even throw a bone to Obama for killing bin Laden. On the other hand, say what you want about him but you can’t discount the man’s energy. He travels to Shanksville, back to DC where he has a press event and announces the agreement… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Safe travels, Fatwa

Sven
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Sven

The History Channel has a new documentary on Flight 93 tonight --

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Not sure I could watch that tonight.

Sven
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Sven

The NFL kicked off their season last night to a ratings drop from 10-15% over last season. Big leftie blowback against the fans in attendance that chose to disrespect by booing the players moment of silence and unity against racial injustice.

Funny how players disrespecting the National Anthem by kneeling, or in former Raider Marshawn Lynch’s case, sitting on a cooler eating a banana, is some brave stand for social justice, but fans booing is just another sign of how racist we are.

Piss on the NFL.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Piss on the NFL.

Give me a moment to tank up again.